Training Pandas to be Wild

Training Pandas to be Wild

Handlers are ensuring Tao Tao, a giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) cub, how to react to predators before he is released into the wild.


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Nat Geo WILD

Tao Tao, a giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) cub, is undergoing a process called "wild training" in preparation for his release into the wild. Watch Tao Tao take the final test he must pass in order for his training to be considered a success. Watch the video from the Nat Geo WILD program “Destination Wild,” then consult the tabs for some basic comprehension and critical-thinking questions, links to related materials, and a short glossary list of vocabulary used in the video.

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Last Updated

October 19, 2023

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